A Rafferty and Llewellyn mystery novel
When beautiful Barbara Longman is found dead in a meadow, uprooted wild flowers strewn about her and, in her hand, a single marigold, Inspector Joe Rafferty at first believes the murder may be the work of the serial killer over the county border in Suffolk. But then he meets the victim’s family –descendants of the long-dead wealthy family patriarch, Maximillian Shore and everyone, it seems, had a motive. Even the long-dead patriarch, seems to have some involvement in the murder. Rafferty doesn’t understand why until he finally grasps the truth behind the reasons for the killing. A truth sad and dreadful which had been evident from the start, if only he had had the eyes to see.